By Ken Bruen
Michael O'Shea is a member of Ireland's police strength, often called The Guards. he is additionally a sociopath who walks a knife aspect among sanity and all-out mayhem. while an trade application is initiated and twenty Guards come to the US and twenty law enforcement officials from the States visit eire, Shay, as he is identified, has his lifelong dream come true--he turns into a member of the NYPD. yet Shay's dream is set to turn into New York's nightmare.
Paired with an risky cop nicknamed Kebar for his liberal use of a brief, deadly steel stick referred to as a K-bar, the 2 not likely companions turn into a devastatingly potent strength within the struggle opposed to crime.
But Kebar harbors a deadly mystery: he is offered out to the mob to aid his sister. Her rape and beating leaves her in a coma and pushes an already volatile Kebar over the sting simply as Shea's darkish secrets and techniques threaten boil over and into the streets of latest York.
Once have been Cops melds the road poetry of Brooklyn and Dublin right into a fast moving, incomparable hard-boiled novel. this can be Ken Bruen at his best.
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Once Were Cops: A Novel by Ken Bruen